Contains the materials needed to build larger trusses and bridges, as well as a flexible Road Bed and Car for studying dynamic loading as the car traverses the bridge.
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Contains the materials needed to build larger trusses and bridges, as well as a flexible Road Bed and Car for studying dynamic loading as the car traverses the bridge. Even build roller coasters!
Special cord locks allow tensioning of cord (cables) for cross-bracing. A flexible plastic road bed clips to the cross-beams and, using load cells, the tension and compression of each element can be displayed in real time.
Example structures using just the Truss Set:
- Warren with Verticals (4 feet long)
- Waddell 'A' Truss Set
- Large Deck Truss
Easy to construct!
- Fit the I-beams into the connectors
- Secure the beams with thumb screws
- Thumb screws are also slotted for use with a screwdriver
How It Works
Build larger and more complex bridges:
The Bridge Set includes 120 I-beams of varying sizes for investigating a number of fundamental bridge structures, plus a Road Bed and Car for studying dynamic loading. Add cables to your bridge designs with the cord and cord locks supplied.
Add measurements to your system:
Load Cells provide you the means to accurately measure tension and compression in real-time—anywhere in your structure! You build the Load Cell right into your structure where you want it—and easily relocate it without disassembling the entire structure.
Collect data on your choice of interfaces:
Load cells connect to a load cell amplifier which can then be connected to any current PASCO interface.
- 16x I-beam #5 (16) 24 cm long
- 36x I-beam #4 (36) 17 cm long
- 36x I-beam #3 (36) 11.5 cm long
- 16x I-beam #2 (16) 8 cm long
- 16x I-beam #1 (16) 5.5 cm long
- 28x Connectors
- 150x Screws
- 1x Flexible road bed (3 m)
- 1x Track coupler
- 24x Road bed clips
- 1x Car with flag and mass
- 1x Starter bracket
- 32x Cord tensioning clips
- 1x Yellow cord (1 roll)
- 1x Instruction manual
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD!
Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
|Load Cell and Amplifier Set||PS-2199||$670|
|Structures #5 I-Beam Spares||ME-7017||$26|
|Truss Set Screws||ME-6994||$29|
|Road Bed Spares||ME-6995||$129|
|Cord Lock Spares||ME-6996||$26|
|Angle Connector Spares||ME-6999A||$46|
|Full Round and xyz Connector Spares||ME-6997||$46|
PASCO’s Structure Systems offer a realistic, hands-on method for students to design and create life-like structures in the classroom. Perfect for design-based experimentation, these systems range in complexity from single trusses to dynamic kits. This page explains and compares all of our Structure System options and accessories for your convenience.
|Bridge Set Manual||English||1.38 MB|